Karate green in Paris .. The goal is “Tokyo” – Saudi News


The Saudi Karate team began its preparations in the French capital, Paris, to participate in the qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Olympics 2021, organized by the International Karate Federation in Paris from June 11 to 13.The delegation is headed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Karate Federation, Dr. Musharraf Al-Shehri, and includes coach Abdul-Fattah Al-Najjar, team coach Ali Al-Zahrani and administrator Muhammad Al-Bishi. The team will participate with 3 players: Tariq Hamdi in the fighting competitions over 75 kg, Omar Al-Azmi in the fighting competitions under the 75 kg weight, and Sultan Al-Zahrani in the fighting competitions under the 67 kg weight.

The Saudi Karate team had recently concluded its external camp in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It was held for a month, during which many teams participated, especially the teams of Kazakhstan, Malaysia, the UAE, Mexico, Chile and South Korea; The players underwent intensive exercises, as well as friendly matches with the participating teams.

The head of the mission, Dr. Musharraf Al-Shehri, confirmed the team’s readiness for this participation through good preparation and the establishment of an internal camp and an external camp, which was successful due to the provision of all capabilities by the Ministry of Sports and the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, which contributed to the success of the internal and external camp for the team.

Dr. Al-Shehri added: We hope to achieve the ambitions of the sports leadership with the support you find from the government, support and guidance from the Minister of Sports, President of the Olympic Committee Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, and the directives and follow-up of the Vice President of the Olympic Committee Prince Fahd bin Jalawi. The supervisor and the representative of the country are the best representation, wishing the players success and achieving the best results that will guarantee them, God willing, qualification for the Tokyo Olympics.


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